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This Weekend's Indies: 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' 'Joe,' 'Dancing in Jaffa,' & More

Opening in limited release today: apathetic vampires, Nicolas Cage's latest film, a TFF 2013 audience favorite, a man confronts his past, love buds over the internet, a nanny falls in love with the father of her young wards, and man tries to dance his way into his boss' heart.

Only Lovers Left Alive: Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star in Jim Jarmusch's latest film about punk rock vampires who grow more jaded by the century. When the appearance of Eve's (Swinton) younger, wilder sister threatens their lifestyle, they must decide where their loyalties lie. 

Joe: An ex-con takes a young man under his wing in this drama from David Gordon Green. Nicolas Cage stars as the title character, a man who has turned his life around, but finds himself pulled back to his darker self when he encounters a young man and his alcoholic father. 

Dancing in Jaffa: Pierre Dulaine returns to his hometown of Jaffa to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to ballroom dance. Dulaine teaches the children that no matter what happens in the streets outside his studio, they will all dance together. 

The Railway Man: Colin Firth plays a former British Naval Officer and POW who discovers one of his torturers is still alive. Now he must decide whether to leave the past in the past, or to confront everything he's been avoiding. 

Hank and Asha: A lonely New York documentarian and an Indian student in Prague connect over the Internet in a modern penpal system. As they open up more of their lives to teach other, the things they learn about each other--and about themselves--are surprising. 

Hateship Loveship: Kristen Wiig and Hailee Steinfeld star as a nanny and her rebellious teenage ward in this comedy. After a trick by Sabitha (Steinfeld) and her friend, Johanna (Wiig) believes she's sending amorous emails to Sabitha's estranged father (Guy Pearce). Previously shy and awkward, Johanna takes a new lease on life, but what will happen when the truth comes out? Based on the Alice Munro story. 

Cuban Fury: Rashida Jones heads across the pond in Cuban Fury, also starring Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd. It's love at first sight for Bruce (Frost), but if he ever hopes to get his boss' (Jones) attention, he's got to have all the right moves. 


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